2001 Jun 16

San Diego Flash FC  1 - 0  Seattle Sounders
Mesa College, San Diego, CA

39' SD - Alcaraz (Adair)

San Diego: Matt Hall; PJ Brown, Adam Maurer, Joey Martinez (Jerome Watson 65'), Hugo Alcaraz (Thiago Martins 87'); Nate Hetherington (Simon Livett 78'), Carlos Calderson, Javier Bustos (Emmanuel Ayim 80'), Hugo Llamas; Miguel Luna (Miguel Suazo 78'), Chugger Adair.

Seattle: Preston Burpo; Kieran Barton, Ryan Edwards, Scott Jenkins; Jeremy Sweet (Chad Brown 82'), Leighton O'Brien, Jason Farrell, Viet Nguyen; Peter Hattrup (Mike Casale 45'), Rees Bettinger, Craig Tomlinson.

a-league.com match report from San Diego fan Erik Bekins.

Match report per the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders lost their second road match in two nights 1-0 to the San Diego Flash FC. Flash midfielder Hugo Alcaraz scored the lone goal in the 39th minute.

Alcaraz scored on a low-line shot that just beat the diving Sounders goalkeeper Preston Burpo from ten yards out. He was set up on the play with a rebound from a shot by former Sounder Chugger Adair that was saved by Preston Burpo. San Diego goalkeeper Matt Hall made six saves to record the shutout.

Seattle outshot San Diego 12 to 10 for the match. Burpo made two saves on the evening. Seattle had several different players in the starting lineup. Forward Craig Tomlinson and midfielder Jeremy Sweet made their first A-League starts of the season.

Post Match Quotes: Sounders Head Coach Bernie James:
"We were hoping to get a one victory from this trip. We're going to have to win at Vancouver next Sunday to break out of this slump and get back into the division hunt."

        San Diego  Seattle
Shots:      19       12
Saves:       6        2
Corners:     4        1
Fouls:      14       10
Offsides:    1        0

14' SEA - Nguyen cautioned
30' SEA - Barton cautioned
70' SEA - O'Brien cautioned
88' SD - Livett cautioned

Referee: Fabio Tovar; Asst Refs: Emiliano Monje, Nathan Lacy; 4th: Dallas Malhiwsky
Attendance: 450